Weekly News: May 31, 2011

Collaboration and religious life discussed at North American meeting On May 23-24 the Dehon Formation Community in Chicago hosted the biannual meeting of the councils of the Canadian Region and U.S. Province.   Since 1996, the North American administrations have met to share ideas on common concerns, discuss issues of the worldwide congregation, and update each […]


Weekly news: May 23, 2011

Congratulations! Once he finally found a ride to the church, Fr. Greg Schill, SCJ, was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, May 21. “I didn’t know where the keys to my parents’ vehicle were,” said Fr. Greg during his first Mass.  “It was 9:10 and the ordination was at 10 a.m.  I finally decided to […]


Fr. Greg Schill’s first Mass

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Fr. Greg Schill’s ordination

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Fr. Greg Schill ordained!

On Saturday, May 21, Gregory Schill, SCJ, was ordained to the priesthood at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Helotes (San Antonio), Texas.  Bishop Oscar Cantú, auxiliary bishop of San Antonio, presided. “I have always felt that I was called to priestly ministry,” said Fr. Greg.  “And the welcoming spirit and presence of the community […]


Weekly News: May 16, 2011

Welcome! James Nguyen, 22, was accepted during the recent Admissions Weekend as an SCJ candidate for the upcoming school year.  Born in Vietnam, he grew up in Seattle where he has lived since he was four.  He is the second member of his family to pursue religious life; his brother Francis professed vows with the […]


A “missionary” to administration

Years ago, missionaries from the Dutch Province went to Indonesia to begin an SCJ presence in the country.  Now, the Indonesian Province is one of the largest in the congregation.  Instead being a province served by missionaries, it is a province that sends its own men to serve around the world. Indonesian SCJs are found […]


Weekly News: May 9, 2011

Provincial’s time Fr. Tom Cassidy returned from Rome last Thursday just in time for Sacred Heart School of Theology’s graduation on Friday. May 9-11 he has council meetings (including the annual budget reviews), and then heads to Washington, D.C. for more meetings. May 21 he will be in San Antonio for Dn. Greg Schill’s ordination […]


Blog posts from the Philippines

Fr. Bernie Rosinski is spending several weeks with SCJs in the Philippine District where he is helping with a few administrative tasks and teaching English.  While there, he has been writing about some of his experiences on the province blog. “With my degree in applied linguistics in hand, I have felt for a number of […]


Weekly News: May 2, 2011

Celebrating  vows, and Easter, in the Philipines As noted previously, Fr. Bernie Rosinski is spending several weeks with SCJs in the Philippines where he is helping with a few administrative tasks and teaching English.  Last week he wrote an entry on the province blog about his some of his experiences: “On Easter Sunday, I went […]